Perspective is everything

REV. MELANIE LEE CAREY Clergy Assistant to the Bishop Many years ago, I was given a large pair of novelty glasses with red frames like the ones pictured below. 

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Train up a child

BENTON HEISLER Director of Connectional Ministries, WMC “If you make my Word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.  You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8:13 New Jerusalem Bible) If you have been reading previous articles, you understand that this verse guides the focus of my monthly

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Taking it all in

I have often used, as well as heard, the phrase “it is a matter of perspective”. 

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The importance of the local church

Last week, it was announced that effective July 1, 2016 The Rev. John Boley will begin serving as the new Clergy Assistant to the Bishop for the Michigan Area and I will be receiving an appointment to a local church somewhere in Michigan.

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Home words bound

“If you make my Word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.  You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:13 New Jerusalem Bible.)

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Faith and fear

In her December Michigan Meanderings, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey reflects on how God’s Word speaks to global terror.

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Finding stable hope

The Rev. Dr. Jerome (Jerry) DeVine offers a perspective on hope…

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Good grief

MELANIE LEE CAREY Clergy Assistant to the Bishop I lost both of my parents by the time I was 40 years old. 

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Home Words Bound

BENTON HEISLER WMIC Dir. of Connectional MInistries I am grateful for the words of Scripture that come to my mind and heart at various times of challenge and celebration.

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New models for ministry

Jesus said, “Go Go therefore Go therefore and make Go therefore and make disciples Go therefore and make disciples of all Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, …”   What if we tweaked that just a bit to say, “REACH therefore and make disciples of all nations!”  Perhaps some of you were at

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